This is beyond sad! Entertainment Tonight and The Insider have paid over $200,000 to obtain rights to footage of Heath Ledger allegedly snorting cocaine after the SAG awards back in 2006.
The footage was shot at the Chateau Marmont at a private party without Heath's knowledge.
An insider tells Pagesix that Heath says at one point, "I'm gonna get so much sh*t from my girlfriend. We have a baby together… Matilda, Matilda Rose."
ET even released a statement to media outlets warning them not to broadcast the footage because they paid for the exclusive. Here's the statement:
THIS IS TO ADVISE YOU THAT ET AND THE INSIDER HAVE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS IN AND TO PROPRIETARY MATERIALS OF HEATH LEDGER AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT ON APPROXIMATELY JANUARY 29, 2006
ANY BROADCAST OR USAGE OF THIS MATERIAL IN ANY MANNER NOT AUTHORIZED SHALL CONSTITUTE AN INFRINGEMENT AND VIOLATION OF ET AND THE INSIDER’S VALUABLE EXCLUSIVE AND PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND WILL CONSTITUTE INFRINGEMENT AND TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE BY THE INFRINGER, EXPOSING THE INFRINGER TO SUBSTANTIAL MONETARY DAMAGES.
The man is dead, let him rest in peace for God's sake! This video was almost three years ago, there's no reason to try to tarnish his reputation now. Instead of remembering her father as an accomplished actor and loving dad, his 2-year-old daughter has to read about shit like this? Not cool!